Building Code Inspector


The city of Brownsville is accepting applications for building code inspector. Collects and accounts for permits. Responsible for flood plain management. Meets with the planning commission and the zoning & appeals board. Inspects building construction sites for conforming to approved plans and compliance with applicable codes and ordinances. Interprets, explains and enforces codes and ordinances. Reviews construction plans to determine if plans are in compliance with permits and codes. Must establish and maintain an effective working relationship with contractor, public, and other employees. Ability to evaluate and make decisions. Physical and mental ability to climb to different heights and function in close quarters for inspections. Investigates complaints of local code, building, construction, or fire code violations. Issues building permits. Consults with builders, contractors, engineers, and architects regarding International Knowledge of the Federal Flood Plain Regulations. Knowledge of state, city and county building codes governing the construction and maintenance of buildings. Knowledge of basic plumbing and electrical functions. Ability to read and interpret construction plans and blue prints. Ability to explain and interpret pertinent provisions of law, ordinances, and regulations. Ability to intermittently sit, stand, stoop, and must distinguish between shades of color. Ability to make math calculations. Current certifications as building inspector through state of Tennessee.  Possess a valid driver’s license through the state of Tennessee. Graduation from a standard high school, or equivalent, or five years’ experience in building construction or inspection. Must pass drug screen by licensed physician. General office equipment/tools/supplies: codes software, Microsoft Office, light duty vehicle. Work performed is generally outdoors and some tasks may be performed regardless of weather conditions when necessary. The employee will be exposed to dirt, dust, loud noises, and tobacco smoke. Must possess ability to communicate effectively with contractors, the public, office staff and leadership